In July, the production and sales of passenger cars reached 1,725,000 and 1,590,000 units respectively, down 10.6% and 15.2% than that of last month, and down 1.9% and 5.3% year on year. This month, the sales were obviously lower than the production.
For the first seven months, the production and sales of passenger cars were 13,579,000 and 13,365,000 units respectively, up 2.6% and 3.4% year on year. As for the passenger cars by type, comparing with the same period last year, the production and sales of cars were up 2.3% and 4.6% respectively. SUV also enjoyed growth. Such figures were up 8.4% and 7.3%. For MPV, the production and sales were down 17.3% and 13.8%. The situation of crossed passenger cars was even worse, of which such figures decreased by 18.1% and 21.4%.